Yesterday evening at Scotty’s Landing, the WLRN Miami Herald News staff celebrated the end of the Canoe Project and welcomed Terence Cantarella back on dry land. WLRN Miami Herald News anchor Arianna Prothero led a Q & A with Terence about his journey.
Considering the amount of time we here at WLRN Miami Herald News have been talking about canals recently, due to our immersion into the Canoe Project, Arnold Markowitz, a listener, offered to us some information about an interesting characteristic of Miami canals: they have some pretty great fishing!
WLRN Miami Herald News reporter, Trina Sargalski, recently chatted with Arnold Markowitz, a local fishing expert here in Miami, about why he loves fishing in Miami’s canals.
Most South Florida residents don’t have the luxury of flying to the Amazon when they have an urge for adventure. Some might go to Shark Valley or drive up north for some good old-fashioned hiking, but if you are stuck in the city where can you get your fix?
This Monday when WLRN announced that contributor Terence Cantarella will embark on a historic voyage next Monday to circumnavigate Miami’s canal systems via canoe, we got a flood of feedback from our audience. Mostly urban legends. Oral tradition and fear of the unknown have long informed some of us that creepy things are hiding in the murky waters. For a city that prides itself on being on the water, it seems that water is limited to Miami Beach for some.
We asked you about your experiences with Miami-Dade’s canals. A couple of people wrote in on Twitter to tell us about some of the fish they’ve caught for sport in the waterways. @Vice-Queen Maria mentioned peacock bass.
The canal system of Miami-Dade County is the unrecognized backdrop to millions of lives. The canals run across every corner of the county, yet many people have no idea where they lead or what their purpose is. Most people drive or walk past them without paying them any attention.